NAB THE NEW NAME OF RMI BODYSHOP

29/07/2011

National Association of Bodyshops (NAB), which is part of the RMI, is the new name for RMI Bodyshop Division, the trade association for the bodyshop sector in the UK that represents vehicle repairers nationwide. Graham Threlfall, Head of...

RMI WARN CONSUMERS 'DON'T DELAY SERVICING'

28/07/2011

“With the complexities of the modern motor car the implications of missing services could be serious with regard to safety and cost. If the only time a motor industry professional looks at a car is at its annual MOT then the failure rate...

LOCKSMITHS JOIN INDEPENDENT GARAGES IN FIGHT FOR SECURITY INFORMATION

22/07/2011

The RMI’s Independent Garage Association (IGA) is working towards becoming a Certification Body responsible for approving independent garage operators with access to vehicle manufacturer’s security information. Having been involved in th...

THE RMI WELCOME A CRACKDOWN ON "CLOCKING"

18/07/2011

“It is extremely positive to hear that Mike Penning, Minister of Transport, has made it clear that he wants to consider the problem of mileage clocking as part of the forthcoming MOT review” according to the Retail Motor Industry Federat...

NEW MOTORCYCLE SALES STILL DOWN ON 2010

14/07/2011

The latest new motorcycle and scooter figures show year on year overall sales were down 3.8% against 2010 and down 2.1% year to date. Scooter sales were up by 16.5% in June whilst larger bike registrations fell by almost 11%. The year-to...

PANORAMA CONSULT RMI ON MOTOR INSURANCE PRACTICES

13/07/2011

The BBC’s Panorama explored the rising cost of motor insurance and sought the Retail Motor Industry’s (RMI) advice on the subject. The program which aired last night investigated the reasons behind the price rises that consumers are fac...

COMMERCIAL VEHICLE REGISTRATIONS RISE AGAIN IN JUNE

11/07/2011

The latest new van and truck sales figures show month on month sales were up 12.7% on 2010 and up 23.3% on the rolling year. The figures show an ongoing recovery for the commercial vehicle market with June being the 17th consecutive mont...

CONSUMER CONFIDENCE HAMPERS NEW CAR MARKET

07/07/2011

New car sales figures, released today, show month on month sales were down 6.2% compared to June last year. The year to date is down 7.13% but the market is on track to meet the full year forecast of 1.93 million. Fleet volumes performed...

NFDA APPOINTS CHAIRMAN

07/07/2011

Peter Johnson has been appointed Chairman of the RMI National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) with effect from 7 July 2011. Peter’s recent roles have included Chairman of the Rank Group, Senior Independent Director of Bunzl plc, an...

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